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News :: Human Rights : War and Militarism
Young Boston Jewish Activists Confront CJP Board of Directors
21 Sep 2006
On Thursday, September 21st, 2006 at 7:30 AM, young Boston Jewish activists confronted the Board of Directors of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) at their board meeting at 126 High Street. Their message was "In the New Year, Support Justice, Not War, In Palestine and Lebanon."
Focusing on the upcoming Jewish holidays - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – they demanded that CJP reflect upon their support for Israel’s bombing campaign in Lebanon; occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; and ongoing attacks of the Gaza Strip. As is traditional for the high holidays, the group was dressed in white and sounded the shofar (ram’s horn) as a wake-up call to CJP about their role in the Middle East and the opinion of young Jewish Bostonians about this role.

“Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are times to reflect upon and take responsibility for our wrongs and chart a new and brighter course for the year to come. We call upon the Board of the CJP to support justice in Lebanon and Palestine instead of providing cover for war and occupation,” said action participant and Boston resident Marjorie Dove.

During the Israeli war against Lebanon over the summer, CJP spent over $100,000 with a local PR firm to create a false consensus and façade of unconditional Jewish American support of Israel’s bombing of Lebanon. The bombing campaign, which included US manufactured cluster bombs, killed over 1,000 Lebanese people, displaced almost one million people, and caused over a billion dollars in damage.

CJP claims to support peace while they send tens of thousands of dollars to help build Israeli military bases and encourage Jews to “support Israel” by buying from Israeli businesses located on occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank.

“Words are cheap without actions to back them up” said Jewish Bostonian Matt Soycher, “CJP must stop its financial support of Israel’s unjust war and occupation and instead support policies that reflect the Jewish values of human rights and the dignity of all people.”

The action kicks off a national ten day campaign, coinciding with the high holidays, of Jewish people calling for justice in Palestine and Lebanon. The campaign takes place in cities around the country, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.


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Who are the left Zionists?
23 Sep 2006
"Who are the left Zionists? They're the people who fill books and give long speeches about the suffering of the Palestinians, and don't mention a word about the absolute legitimacy of armed resistance to the colonizers who caused this suffering. They're the people who say we need to "listen to both sides", implying that the murderer and thief has as much right to be heard as the victim. They're the people who will criticize "Israel" up one side and down the other, but only for the purpose of making "Israel" nicer -- a kind of clever blockade against the much more obvious conclusion that "Israel" should be done away with altogether. They're the people who say Palestinians should have equal rights and a state of their own in the West Bank and Gaza, but of course not any of the land stolen by colonial settlers since 1948."
shut up
23 Sep 2006
i find it so fucked up that whenever there is something like this, like Jewish folks protesting israel, people come out and shit-talk them no matter what. just because someone is Jewish DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE ZIONIST. i am sick of the shit being said here. christ!
Know of that you speak
23 Sep 2006
They are Jewish anti-Zionists. And all of your comments of hate will only continue the spread of genocide to one party or the other.
Human rights are a major tennant of the Jewish faith AND a human thing. They say that to remind them that is what their faith stands for.
But you hate mongers would attempt the appearance of "keeping the moral highground" and agree that all the Jews of Israel be drivien into the sea.
ALSO you all speak as if the area was void of Jews for thousands of years and then they suddently returned. This is not true. Palestinian means a resident of the area - this has, historicaly, included the Jews.
AND the Zionist movement began in the 1870's NOT as an appology to the Jews for the Holocaust. The land that was setteled on was PURCHASED from the arabs who gladly sold it then.
And Israel has had the highest influx of refugees of any moden nation of the last 50 years. Why? Because, again, Jews were turned out of their historic homelands of the OTHER countries of the middle east in the 1940s. Because they had to flee oppression in the Soviet Union and Ethiopia. And instead of keeping the refugees in camps like the Lebanese and the Jordanians still keep the Palestinian refugees today, Israel integrated them.
And you would have them driven into the sea.
Then get down to the business of spreading peace rather than spreading LIES and hate.
Know of what you sneak
23 Sep 2006
To read about zionists bombing temples in iraq to terrorize arab jews into fleeing iraq to be servants for the eurojews who invaded palestine try "venom of the viper"

Calling eurojew zionists 'land buying refugees' is the ultimate in self deception and homicide justification.

It would be like claiming the pilgrims pushed out the dinosaurs.

True zionists have been targeting palestine for genocide since long before jewish bankers funded adolf hitler to find common cause with the zionists who's flags and newspapers flew proudly in nazi germany while jews fled soon to be leveled german cities for never bombed 'transfer' camps.

READ about the khzars, the rothschilds, the Ashkanazim, and the federal and central bands which never get protested by jewish dominated "anarchists" street gangs
are you kidding?
24 Sep 2006
"True zionists have been targeting palestine for genocide since long before jewish bankers funded adolf hitler to find common cause with the zionists who's flags and newspapers flew proudly in nazi germany while jews fled soon to be leveled german cities for never bombed 'transfer' camps."

never bombed transfer camps? how about THE FUCKING HOLOCAUST YOU DUMB FUCKING RACIST. 6,000,000 jews dead? i think that is slightly worse than the US and others bombing german cities.

okay. i know that it is a common thing for zionists and their supporters to call anti-zionists anti-semitic, but that shit that you said is bullshit. that is some of the worst, most hateful shit i have ever seen here.

fuck off and think before you spew hateful rhetoric, cause that shit that you said is just fucking stupid.